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Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath
Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath

St. Patrick's Close  
(St. Patrick's Cathedral - North Aisle)

George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham

1753 - 1813, known as The Earl Temple between 1779 and 1784
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, 1782-1783; instrumental in the enactment of the Renunciation Act of 1783, which supplemented the legislative independence granted to Ireland in 1782; created the Order of St Patrick in 1783, with himself as the first Grand Master
(Wikipedia)
Edward Smyth
1788

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath /  George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham   Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath /  George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham

Description

Marble statue of the Marquess of Buckingham in the robes of a Knight of the Order of St Patrick.

Inscription(s)

The most Noble
George Grenville Nugent Temole
Marquis of Buckingham
&c. &c. &c.
First Grand Master of the
Most Illustrious Order
of St. Patrick

This Statue was made at the
Expense of Lord Tyrawly
as a Mark of his Esteem for
the late Marquis of Buckingham

Annotation

From A Dictionary of Irish Artists (on-line):
A marble statue of "Earl Temple," afterwards Marquess of Buckingham, was done by him for the Huguenot Settlement of New Geneva, Co. Waterford. Its destination was, however, changed, and in 1788 it was about to be erected in Sackville Street; but this intention was not carried out. In 1792 it was exhibited at Ellis's Museum in Mary Street, after which there is no certain account of it. But it was probably the same statue as that in the possession of Lord Tyrawley in 1809, and presented by him to St. Patrick's Cathedral, where it now is. It represents Lord Buckingham in robes as Grand Master of the Order of St. Patrick.

Statues in St. Patrick's Cathedral

"More than any other building in Ireland, Dublin's St. Patrick's Cathedral embodies the history and heritage of a nation and its people, from earliest times to the present day."
There are about 200 monuments in St Patrick's Cathedral, comprising everything from the big architectural monuments through brasses, marble statues, marble on the walls, and stained glass. On this website, we include the statues, busts and relief portraits.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Statues in St. Patrick's Cathedral

Statues:

  1. Henry Richard Dawson (1792-1840), dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  2. Gerald Fitzgibbon (1837-1909), dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral.
  3. The Marquess of Buckingham (1804-1876), grand master of the Knights of St. Patrick.
  4. James Whiteside (1804-1876), lawyer.
  5. John McNeill Boyd (1812-1861), sea captain.
  6. George Ogle (1742 - 1814), politician.
Busts:
  1. Edward Marks (1782-1869), minor canon.
  2. William Lecky (1838-1903), historian.
  3. Erskine Childers (1905-1974), president.
  4. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), satirist.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Statues in St. Patrick's Cathedral

Relief portraits

  1. Turlough O'Carolan (1670 - 1738), harper, composer and singer.
  2. Conolly Norman (1853 - 1908), physician.
  3. James Cooksey Culwick (1845 - 1907), musician.
  4. Douglas Hyde (1860 - 1949), scholar of the Irish language.
  5. Caesar Litton Falkiner (1863 - 1908), lawyer.

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / St. Patrick's Cathedral

Sculptor

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Location (N 53°20'22" - W 6°16'18")

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Item Code: ie086; Photograph: 13 June 2014
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